Cross Stitch Column

Cross Stitch Column

Isobel Currie, Cross Stitch Column
Isobel Currie, Cross Stitch Column
Isobel Currie, Cross Stitch Column
Isobel Currie, Cross Stitch Column
Isobel Currie, Cross Stitch Column
Isobel Currie, Cross Stitch Column
Isobel Currie, Cross Stitch Column
Isobel Currie, Cross Stitch Column
2015
35cm high, 10cm diameter
Acrylic tube, viscose threads

A single stack of cross stitches rises straight up a central axis, however the angle at which the two arms of the stitch intersect changes gradually as the stitches progress up the tube.

Photos: Isobel Currie

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Cross Stitch Spirals

Cross Stitch Spirals

Isobel Currie, Cross Stitch Spirals
Isobel Currie, Cross Stitch Spirals
Isobel Currie, Cross Stitch Spirals
Isobel Currie, Cross Stitch Spirals
Isobel Currie, Cross Stitch Spirals
Isobel Currie, Cross Stitch Spirals
Isobel Currie, Cross Stitch Spirals
Isobel Currie, Cross Stitch Spirals
2015
Size: 35cm high, 10cm diameter
Acrylic tube, viscose threads

Two rotating stacks of cross stitch are layered together. The axis of one stack remains central while the other gradually shifts from side to side as the stitching moves up the work.

Photos: Isobel Currie

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Fly Stitch Sand Ripples

Fly Stitch Sand Ripples

Isobel Currie, Fly Stitch Sand Ripples
Isobel Currie, Fly Stitch Sand Ripples
Isobel Currie, Fly Stitch Sand Ripples
Isobel Currie, Fly Stitch Sand Ripples
Isobel Currie, Fly Stitch Sand Ripples
Isobel Currie, Fly Stitch Sand Ripples
Isobel Currie, Fly Stitch Sand Ripples
Isobel Currie, Fly Stitch Sand Ripples
Isobel Currie, Fly Stitch Sand Ripples

2014
Size: 25 x 10 x 25 cm
Acrylic box, cotton threads, organza fabric

Exhibited in 62 Group exhibition ‘Ebb and Flow’, Grimsby 2014

The ebb and flow of the tide that shapes the sand at Cleethorpes beach into sculpted ripples inspired this work which is stitched in a three dimensional interpretation of fly stitch. The sunlight playing over the sand creates ever changing shades of colour.

Photos: Isobel Currie

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Point De Sorrento Shoals

Point De Sorrento Shoals

Isobel Currie, Point De Sorrento Shoals
Isobel Currie, Point De Sorrento Shoals
Isobel Currie, Point De Sorrento Shoals
Isobel Currie, Point De Sorrento Shoals
Isobel Currie, Point De Sorrento Shoals
Isobel Currie, Point De Sorrento Shoals
Isobel Currie, Point De Sorrento Shoals
Isobel Currie, Point De Sorrento Shoals
Isobel Currie, Point De Sorrento Shoals
Isobel Currie, Point De Sorrento Shoals

2013
Size: 29 x 15 x 13 cm
Acrylic box, rayon threads, glass beads

Exhibited in 62 Group exhibition ‘Ebb and Flow’, Grimsby 2013

Shoals of bead fish ebb and flow through a point de sorrento seascape: this variation of detected buttonhole stitch is used to evoke not only the sun-dappled patterns of the sea, but also the nets in which the fish may be caught.

Photos: Isobel Currie

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Interlaced Aurora

INTERLACED AURORA

Isobel Currie, Interlaced Aurora
Isobel Currie, Interlaced Aurora
Isobel Currie, Interlaced Aurora
Isobel Currie, Interlaced Aurora
Isobel Currie, Interlaced Aurora
Isobel Currie, Interlaced Aurora
Isobel Currie, Interlaced Aurora

2012
29 x 13 x 15 cm
Acrylic box, rayon and silk threads, organza fabrics
Photos: Isobel Currie

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Or Nué Reimagined

OR NUÉ REIMAGINED

Isobel Currie, Or Nué Reimagined
Isobel Currie, Or Nué Reimagined
Isobel Currie, Or Nué Reimagined
Isobel Currie, Or Nué Reimagined
Isobel Currie, Or Nué Reimagined
Isobel Currie, Or Nué Reimagined
Isobel Currie, Or Nué Reimagined
Isobel Currie, Or Nué Reimagined

2011
12 x 17 x 20 cm
Acrylic box, golden cord, stranded cotton and nylon monofilament

Winner of the Embroiderers’ Guild President’s Cup and Valerie Campbell Harding Prize for Innovation 2011

The Embroiderers Guild Challenge in 2011 provided me with an opportunity to explore the traditional technique of Or Nué, a form of couching, inspired by a work made by Margaret Nicholson. I reinterpreted the technique in a modern dynamic way by exploring its three dimensional spatial qualities while retaining the painstaking technical accuracy for which the technique is known.

Photos: Isobel Currie

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Buttonhole Vortex

BUTTONHOLE VORTEX

Isobel Currie, Buttonhole Vortex
Isobel Currie, Buttonhole Vortex
Isobel Currie, Buttonhole Vortex
Isobel Currie, Buttonhole Vortex
Isobel Currie, Buttonhole Vortex
Isobel Currie, Buttonhole Vortex
Isobel Currie, Buttonhole Vortex
Isobel Currie, Buttonhole Vortex

2010
13 x 15 x 29 cm
Acrylic box, rayon threads, organza fabric, glass beads
Photos: Isobel Currie

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